PRRES Newsletter

April 2010

Call for Papers Pacific Rim Property Research Journal - Special Issue Dedicated in Memory of R.T.M. (Tom) Whipple Guest Editor: Greg Costello (Curtin University)

This special issue of PRPRJ is dedicated to the memory of Professor Reginald Thomas Milner (Tom) Whipple, who passed away on 10 January 2010. Tom Whipple was a pioneer in property education and research in Australia. His academic career commenced in the early 1970ís at Sydney University and concluded in 1998 at Curtin University (Perth) when he was recognised as Emeritus Professor.

Tom is widely recognised within Australia and New Zealand as being the first academic to bring property education and research in Australia actively into the university environment, giving it stature and integrity both through his many research interests, introduction of new programs and innovative teaching methods. Throughout his distinguished career Tom was also a valuable mentor to many of todayís senior property academics in our region.

Tomís varied property research interests included valuation theory, property development, property education, property investment performance, land market structure, regional analysis and town planning. This special issue invites submissions of original property research papers that show clear linkages to Tomís property research agenda. This special issue will also include a number of commissioned papers where authors will reflect on the research contribution by Professor Tom Whipple in specific areas.

Interested authors may wish to refer to the following links. A comprehensive coverage of Tomís book publications can be found here:

Tom was also a prolific author in the Australian Property Journal (APJ). Full details of his publications can be obtained through the APJ index system:

It is encouraged that papers examine applied property issues relating to Professor Tom Whippleís research agenda in a rigorous manner, and should not be merely descriptive. Prospective authors are encouraged to provide clear linkages to Tomís research contributions. All papers will be subject to an anonymous review process by two external referees. The closing date for submissions is 30 June 2010. This special issue of PRPRJ is planned to be published in December 2010.


Papers must be prepared as per PRPRJ editorial guidelines (see previous copy of PRPRJ). Authors should submit their papers as email attachments to: Associate Professor Greg Costello, Curtin University Email:


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